Originally Posted by blaise
I like how if you aren't asking for the government to keep paying money then all of a sudden you're not your, "brother's keeper," and you just don't give a shit about the poor. Because heaven forbid someone get off their own fat ass and get their own hands dirty instead of acting like they're a hero for asking the government to do it for them.
'Look at me! Look how compassionate I am. I'm asking for the government to do it. Aren't I magnanimous! Look at you, you selfish pig. Of course I have no idea what you do with your time and how much you donate, or how much time you give, but you're selfish and I'm compassionate. Now excuse me while I go eat and sit on my ass. My job is done. I voted Democrat."
I tend to think the term strawman gets thrown around here a bit too much, but is there any better example of that than this post?